What is Northside Threads Clothing Closet?
Northside Threads is a clothing closet that is housed at the Northside Family Engagement Center which is a State and Federal Program. Northside Threads exists to support Northside families and provide clothing to students enrolled in Northside schools in an effort to help children be present more days in school where they can benefit from a Northside education. Northside Threads also creates opportunity for students, staff, families, and community members to give back by volunteering and donating.
How Can a Northside Family or Student Use the Clothing Closet?
If a Northside student or family needs help with clothing all they need to do is call their campus and tell their need to the counselor. The counselor will create the referral for the family and then the family can come to Northside Threads and use the closet. Each Northside enrolled student inluded in the referral is elgible to get 5 gently used tops, 5 gently used bottoms, 5 brand new socks, and 5 brand new underwear.
Northside Threads is for families by families so we depend on volunteers to make the difference in the lives of our students and families. Volunteering in the clothes closet can be done by students (starting at 3rd grade), staff, families,community members, organizations, groups, and clubs. We are open for volunteers Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8am-5pm as well as Tuesday and Thursday from 8am - 7pm. We are also open the first Saturday of the month from 9am-12pm. Volunteers help sort clothes, wash/dry clothes, fold, tag, hang, and bundle clothing as well as help families shop when they come to Northside Threads. If you are interested in learning more or scheduling a volunteer opportunity just call Northside Family Engagement at 210-397-8930.
Northside Threads clothing closet is always looking for donations of gently used clothes and shoes. We do not accept house hold items and only accept donations of brand new socks and brand new underwear and do not accept gently used socks and underwear. We are also open to students, staff, community members, organizations, groups, and clubs doing donation drives to benefit Northside Threads. If you would like to do a donation drive and want more information please call Northside Family Engagement at 210-397-8930. Northside Threads also has an account to accept monetary donations. To get more information on sending monetary donations call Isabelle Campbell at 210-397-3599.
For your convenience we have five different drop off locations that are always accepting donations:
1) Student Services inside the Testing Annex; 5651 Grissom Rd, SA TX, 78238
2) Central Office inside the lobby; 5900 Evers Rd, SA TX, 78238
3) Farris at the Northside Gymnasium by the elevator entry; 8400 N Loop 1604 E, San Antonio, TX 78249
4) Northside Activity Center inside the lobby; 7001 Culebra Rd, SA TX, 78238
5) Northside Family Engagement Center; 5223 Blessing St, SA TX, 78228